You no longer follow Steven Savile

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Steven Savile

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Steven Savile

Author

Stockholm, Sweden

6
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 9 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Books of Blood, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Clive Barker
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (89)

    Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist. This first volume contains the short stories : "The Book of Blood," "The Midnight Meat Train," "The Yattering and Jack," "Sex, Death, and Starshine," and "In the Hills, the Cities,"

    Steven Savile says: "Everyone's a Book of Blood"
    "Everyone's a Book of Blood"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Books of Blood, Volume 1?

    I've been reading Barker and collecting his stuff since the late 80s. He's the great imaginer of our time. These first stories, raw, powerful and shocking at the time ushered in a brand new understanding of the politics of horror. No longer were we talking about the outside threats, the aliens, the monsters, we were facing our own inner demons, we were the monsters, and Clive Barker really understood that long before the rest. The human monster is the most frightening of all. And these stories, from the Midnight Meat Train rattling beneath NYC to the unhappy demonic Yattering trying to do the job he hates, the visceral nature of Pigs Blood Blues, Sex Death and Starshine... brilliant... but truly the gem, the story that assures Barker's legacy is that final one, In the Hills, The Cities... which is quite possibly one of the best stories of fantasy-horror ever written.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.